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FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
now to resale obama care. the president launching a new campaign. >> i am alisyn camerota. 90 minutes from now, the president will speak about the good things that are in the affordable care act and this pr push will be first of many from the white house. byron york is a fox news contributor. hi, byron? what will the president say to convince americans about obama care. >> we didn't know there would be a obama care damage sales come pain. look for the president to declare victory on the website. there could be a now problems and not working 100 percent. but look for him to declare victory and look for him to suggest that the only problems with obama care were those website problems and now that that is fixed, obama care will be the great thing for everybody in america. >> his trustworthiness tock a hit sense the broken promise of if you like your doctor and plan you can cope them. would it be as effective as a month or three years ago? >> no, there is a credibility problem. you can keep your coverage plan back fired on the president. and the other is strategy of using success stories
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
if it worked beautifully in rollout. >> the obama care affordable care act has hit the high water mark in terms of opposition. because it had the terrible rollout. you had, you know -- >> but even that 55% are rooting for it. >> it was always like a 45/45 proposition for the last two years. the polls never really change a lot. now every day we go forward, it's going to get closer to working. plus all these benefits that have kicked in that they never want to talk about. we talked about kids under e age of 26 being on policies of their parents. you know, refunds for premiums that are too high. all that stuff is kicking in and it's basically taking root. which is why republicans hate that. i think they're going to back away from the repeal talk. because repeal now means taking a lot of stuff away. >> heard the other day a couple hours ago that he's pushed down. there is some secret new plan for paul ryan. anyway, the president's confronted the problems with the law's website. saying it would be vastly improved by december 1st which was yesterday. complaining about errors with registrations. but o
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
-span. >> president obama's use of power related to the health care law. immigration policies and drug laws. coverage ofour live the hearing starting at 10:00 c-span 2.rn on are you walk in, there tables in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the gun show. temperature pamphlet is how the take ment is trying to away the right to own guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:30pm PST
know who is least popular than obama care? the republican party. >> in the crossfire tonight, republican party chairman reince priebus along with debbie wasserman schultz. the congressman has just published a new book, for the sdprexe next generation. we're delighted to have you here. >> thank you very much. >> i'm going to jump in and take the first question. mr. chairman in the three years that you have been the chairman of the rnc, that civil war has really it flourished. divisions are greater than ever before. you have the ted cruz wing versus the chris christie wing. what request ycan you do about ? >> first of all, i don't think it's the hype that the media makes it up to be. our party is very focused on obama care, something that really unifies the party. we've got one party in the midterm election that quite frankly wince everything imaginable, governor races, we have a huge opportunity in the senate. i think we've been wildly successful in midterms and we've had a hard time in presidential elections. >> what about you've got five senators who are being primaried by t
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
able to keep their plans. now with the obama care website kind of sort of working, the president is making his sales pitch to the american people again. >>> also in national news, we already know the train was going too fast. now we know the engineer says he was in a daze before it derailed. what else will we learn when investigators update us this hour on that deadly train crash in the bronx? >>> and the pop culture lead. johnny's in the -- thinking about the french government charging bob dylan for inciting hate? bob dylan? the times, indeed, are a changing. good afternoon, everyone, welcome to "the lead." great to be back with you. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the national lead for most of the year. paula deen held the award for worst public disaster, and obama care rolled out, bad headlines, frustrated customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
the obama care website. and glenn beck is here with his take on obama care and the administration negotiating with terrorists in iran. >> they offered coverage for myself, my wife but my one and a half-year-old daughter was left off. >> and a shocking story from the latest victims of obama care. >> i thought it was a glitch. >> "hannity" starts right here, right now. welcome to "hannity." tonight the deadline has passed. despite the administration saying health care.gov works, quote, smoothly for the vast majority of use rs that's not true. there are still glitches when americans try to sign up for obama care online and even death panel sebelius admits it's true, sort of. in "usa today" she wrote, for those who prefer to shop online you may want the to visit health care.gov in off-peak hours when there is less traffic. morning, evenings, weekends. have your information ready and comparison shop for the best deal. that doesn't sound fixed to me. we want to test it so back with us again trying to sign up for obama care. she's been trying all day. the co-host of "fox & friends" first
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
an episode of "the five" "special report with bret baier up next." >>> president obama says it's not perfect but promises his beleaguered health care reform program is not going away. this is "special report." >> good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama took another shot this afternoon at another relaunch of his massively troubled health care reform initiative. he says he'll keep at it as long as it takes. we have fox team coverage tonight. shannon breem has another trip to federal court for obama care. jim anchor with the big december countdown that has more to do with health insurance than the holiday. . we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry and a president who is not backing down. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, brett. the president said he's learned not to make any more wild promises about the web site. nonetheless he went on offense. his aides tell me the now finally believe the tide is starting to turn in their favor. >> the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. >> reporter: a defiant president obama tried to change the na
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
to >>> team obama proclaims mission accomplished insisting the obama care website is working much better. but, is it really? only 100,000 people supposedly signed up successfully last month. we have breaking news on the continued breakdown of back-end payment-related communications with the insurance companies. in other words, all those folks who enrolled may not be enrolled. and the white house won't fess up. and none of this can hide the cold, hard fact, obama care is a bad product. its health plans cost more, provide less service and choice and it's a budget-buster for washington. you can bet this will be the number one issue of the 2014 elections and beyond. >>> as we begin the holiday season, we pay extra attention to pope francis' criticism of capitalism. his apparent view that the state will solve the problems of poverty, not the market. i must say, with the greatest of humility as a devout catholic, i completely disagree with his holiness. all those stories and much more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the ku
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
suggest otherwise. i am lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everyone. the obama administration official in charge of fixing the obamacare site. he said there is a night and day difference between the health care.gov website that launched on october 1 in the one working today. wartime here. according to the white house, a five-week technology surge has doubled the website capacity and equipment can handle 30,000 consumers at the same time. and with some good reason. this is the page that came up when our colleague peter ducey logon. a page of gibberish filled with question marks. and it's not just frustrated consumers but insurers say that they are still dealing with an obamacare mass because functions have not even been built yet. and that means the administration's goal of enrolling 7 million people by the end of march, well, that could be the latest in what has turned out to be a string of second term failures for this president. chief white house correspondent ed henry has more on what is actually different about health care.gov. reporter: president obama's aides struggled to explain
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >>> breaking tonight in the middle of a two-day debate over the obama care website, how well it is working and whether we should trust the administration's claims, one top republican senator now levels an explosive accusation. welcome to kwoez kelly. i'm megyn kelly. as the obama administration say it is website is greatly improved new reports point the to a major flaw. the part of the system that's supposed to deliver customer information to insurance companies, you log in your information and they deliver it to the insurance companies to get you insurance -- still doesn't work. that mean s many people may not be able to get coverage and others may think they have it and will find out at the hospital they don't. while the administration officials defended the improvements they claim they made to health care.gov the number two republican in the senate lashed out in an online chat with voters and is getting national attention tonight for this. >> i think the current administration the has take en lying to a new level. to me, that's the one thing that i find most aggravating about what's hap
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
for you. >>> breaking ton >>> breaking tonight in the middle after two-day debate of the obama care website. how well it is working and whether we should trust the administration's claims. one top senator has. the part of the system that is supposed to deliver customer information to insurance companies, you log in your information then they believe it to insurance companies to get you insurance, still does not work. that means many people may not be able to get coverage at all and others may think they have it and others will find out at the hospital or doctor's office that they don't. this could be a real problem for the 5.6 million americans who had their insurance cancelled pl while officials today defended all of the improvements they made to health care.gov, the number two in the senate lashed out and is now getting national attention tonight for this. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. to me, that's the one thing that i find most aggravating about what is happening in washington these days. particularly within the administration, which is a
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may have just begun. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what i'll do. what's important for everybody to remember is, not only that the law has already helped millions of people, but that there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know tha
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
, the obama care website is a success. by their measure, why not? look at other government successes. the postal service, dmv, green jobs, war on drug, irs. obama care hit rock bottom in record time. it's a usain bolt, cash for clunkers. is it a success by their own claims? much like a one dimensional town in a "gunsmoke" episode is. signing up for obama care is like poking road kill with a stick. the only movement you see is from the stick. the security, the processing, everything is a joke. that's the back end. like mine after five days in the tropics, it ain't working. so, obama care's real success is showing the, private and profit standards. standards don't exist. failure unmeasured blossomed, requiring more bureau accuratcr disaster. with a loving media it's arsonists with publicists. democrats may fret. small, pointless battles help the media deflect from obama's hell. right now the president is monty hall and he just gave the right a brand new car. it's up to them to choose what's behind door number two instead. i feel like i'm working in one of those giants stadiums. do you
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama. this comes in the wake of a botched website rollout that you now about. the president is said to highlight benefits that have already kicked in. >> i would point out that some of this reporting about this seems to be reiteration of the basic assertion with which we do not disagree. that the website was functioning poorly in october. but it is functions more effectively now. >> i would guess that you are glass you are not in the white house now and i'm glad that i'm not in the department of health and human services. >> what do you make of this rebranding effort? is it going to work? >> the experience that people are having under this new law runs down ter s counter to the out of the white house. everything that will be fine and jay carney saying that everything is going good. this is just happy talk. >> and we are going to hear from the president every single day now, almost until christmas about the positive nature of health care.gov. more now on that shocking new report claiming that 1/3 of the people that enrolled may not be signed up. the white house is denying th
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
to see a doctor. >> with all the controversy about obama care in america, how is canadian care working out? we send jesse watters up north to finds out. >> obama care is trying to emulate you guys. i think it's your fault. >> go ahead. everybody tries to blame canada, right? ♪ >> another example of political correctness run amok, katy perry now being accused of being anti-japanese. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. the war on christmas centralizes. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. over the years we've taken on the role of protecting the federal holiday of christmas. some americans are offended by any reference to jesus christ. that's what the usa celebrates on december 25th, the birth of the baby jesus. president grand signed the holiday into law after congress passed legislation in 1870 acknowledging the ju day yoe christian tradition. americans officially got the day off from work. everything was swell up until about ten years ago when creeping seculari
Comedy Central
Dec 2, 2013 11:30pm PST
into black and blue friday. captioning sponsored by comedy central >> stephen: tonight, president obama celebrates thanksgiving and, just like your uncle, he spent the whole meal bitching about obamacare. (cheers and applause) then a breakthrough in online shopping-- you don't have to order, the n.s.a. knows what you need. (laughter) and my guest, daniel goleman is a psychologist who says the poor are more caring than the rich. hu. for some reason i don't give a (bleep). (laughter) a new study found that energy drink cans alter your heart function. so rid bull gives you wings but they might be angel wings. (laughter) this is "the colbert report." captioning sponsored by comedy central ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) (cheers and applause). >> stephen: welcome to the "report," everybody, good to have you with us. good to see you. nice to have you. thank you so much. (audience chanting "stephen"). oh, thank you so much, ladies and gentlemen, i can't ask for any more than that. thank you for your generosity. (cheers and applause) folks, thanks for being here. in there, out th
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
of the end from the white house, president obama will focus on the benefits of the health care law he will be flying by the white house says have benefited from the overhaul. he will remind american fork discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. we'll have coverage of that at the white house later today in our commitment network, c-span 3. house judiciary committee waiting to gavel in. we stay here live on cease and two. -- c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> which is now congressman john conyers of michigan come into the hearing room. the rayburn house office building. he is the ranking member on the house judiciary committee. they are about to hold a hearing like in a president obama's use of executive power. looking at the constitutionality of the administration decisions, including the decision to delay the
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
. do you care what the obama administration believes about its own website? or do you want the facts? >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. >> unfortunately, as people enroll, i think there's going to be a lot of negative surprises. >> the administration has hit the big benchmarks they set out. 800,000 people a day. >> the system that transfers the data to the insurance companies and takes care of the payments is not working yet. >> but it is certainly working reasonably well. >> from what we know from the anecdotal evidence so far, people are going to be disappointed. >> we should not tolerate the sheer level of incompetence securing this site. >> yes, we have to fix it. we should be working together to fix it. >> it sounds like you didn't meet the deadline. people are going on. they're still getting the same error messages. >> you're confusing error messages with queueing messages. >> that was ed henry grilling jay carney. what is the status on this website. >> reporter: as you play that out you see these euphemisms. the website's significantly im
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
traveling at 82 miles per hour as it approached a 30-mile-per-hour zone. >>> later today, president obama will launch a highly coordinated campaign for his affordable care act. we've got all the details. >>> vin diesel visits the site of close friend paul walker's horrific death and the latest surrounding the crash investigation. >>> plus, a big night in seattle on "monday night football." and the angel of 9/11. the image that's causing quite a stir. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. we start with new information about that deadly train derailment in new york. the ntsb says the train was going 82 miles per hour when it rounded a sharp curve and left the tracks. that's nearly triple the speed limit for that area. new video this morning shows the moments after the accident. you can see those huge train cars flipped right on their side. >> this is raw data off of the event recorders, so it tells us what happened. it doesn't tell us why it happened. >> when i heard about the speed, i gulped. it sort of takes your breath away. there are two choices. one would be human error on behalf of the
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> evening, everyone, hillary clinton, president obama and the 2016 race for president. one elderly american's nightmare in north korea and the pope does what popes do, tells us not to be greedy and selfish and is called a commie for his trouble. that and more on the table tonight. we begin with headline, 2016 fever tests hillary clinton and president obama's bond. the reason his popularity is sinking. if she stays too close to him she hurts 49er chances of succeeding him. she is not officially running for anything yet and he has three years left in office. >> you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talking about it already and this is taking place. >> you know, steve, i got to tell you, you guys in the press are incorrible. >> we cannot make predictions of what is going to happen. all we can do is get up and have a clear-eyed view of what is going on in the world. >> that was then. what about now? with us tonight, christiane amanpour, and in the fifth chair, peter beinhart. alex, what do you make of their relationship? >> first, i liked hi
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
will get help at a later time. >> reporter: the white house confirming president obama will soon become a customer of obamacare signing up using the federal plagued federal explaining. when that happens whether there are live cameras in the room have not been stated. so we thought it would be interesting from you today, what do you think? president obama has an issue signing up for health insurance? send us a tweet @billhemmer and martha maccallum. martha: i don't think there will be a live camera when he tries to sign on. martha: the holiday shopping season could be a whole new ballgame. this is very interesting. overall sales are down. but sales figures show that online retailers are surging this holiday season and they are beating out the regular old stores. amazon.com reporting sales up 44% from last year. think about that. e-bay is up 32% year over year. ibm reports sales rose 18%. with people spending $2.2 billion on cyber monday. people are shopping online and they are shopping from their ipads and phones. this looks like a remaking of the retail sector in many way. >> reporter:
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
, this is "the five." the first obama care enrollment deadline is less than three weeks away and the president is trying to regain control of the debate. today at the white house, he went on the offensive. >> you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> but the president's usual allies may not be getting the message. here's former obama press secretary robert gibbs calling for heads to roll. >> it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired or a group of people don't get fired. there aren't really any good excuses for not firing people. the private sector velocity should also include the velocity of moving somebody's framed pictures out of their office and into a new job. >>
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
the benefits of obama care. the president heads off this fresh offensive with a speech planned for 2:30 p.m. eastern surrounded by americans who have been helped by the health care law. just announced this morning, this thursday, msnbc "hardball" host chris matthews will have a sitdown with president obama joined by students from american universities. the so-called young invincibles that the white house needs to reach. each and every day between now and december the 23rd, the administration and congressional democrats will hold an event touting a different positive aspect of the health care law, just like those advent calendars so many of us are using this time of year. seems familiar, right? the ones where every day of the month you pop open another door and reveal something special inside? three years after he signed the affordable care act into law, two months after the botched rollout of the health care website, the administration hopes a three-week campaign will remind all americans why they're doing this in the first place. >> how hard of a slog is it going to be for the white hous
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:30am EST
>> president obama says the healthcare.gov website is significantly improved. the administration said the site can now handle 50,000 people at once and 800,000 users a day. that's on the could called front end as people browse the site. but the back end is still a work in progress. that's where the real business is as insurance companies and the federal government share info and you finish your purchase. on this edition of inside story we're going give the affordable care act and online exchanges a checkup with the deadlines approaching fast. the obama administration says the ailing website healthcare.gov is on the mend, and close to being cured of the bugs and glitches that had the president himself apologizing. >> what i'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. >> this weekend was president obama's sow-imposed deadline to make the site work. the department of health and human services announced a main online artery for americans to buy health insurance is working 90% of the time. more than 400 bugs in the system has been fixed since the launch, and as many as 800,000 u
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
the official restart of the obama care era and the day the window finally closed for good for republicans trying to kill the thing. from the day obama was elected president, republicans have been determined to block health care reform. they got scott brown elected. they took the law all the way to the supreme court, voted dozens of times to defund or repeal it, shut down the government for 16 days, and obama care survived all of it. irony is that while republicans couldn't kill obama care, the administration almost could. >> good evening. president obama now finds himself compared to president george w. bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become president obama's katrina. >> but today, the website is now fixed enough that it looks like obama care is really here to stay. the repeal strategy is dead and obama care is out of the icu. according to the administration, the error message rate for the front end of the website is less than 1%. that's down from about 6% last month. the site can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 per day. keep in mind, at one point, the s
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
the president would be involved or congressional allies would be involved. the group, formerly obama for america, now organizing for action, has come out with its own efforts. this is more important than anything else. the show of the new coordinated effort going forward on this very cause. >> peter, thank you very much. joining me now is democratic congressman james clyburn of south carolina. thank you for your time. >> thank you for having me. >> what details have you been privy to, for these daily events rolled out through december 23rd. will it be leadership like yourself? what kind of community outreach have you heard we'll see for the next few days here? >> i think it's going to be all hands on deck as you mentioned regarding getting the website to function properly. i think to get the message out as it should be gotten out that there's going to be a coordinated effort between the members of congress and the administration trying to make sure that the people who want access, a million yesterday, 350,000 plus already today, making sure that it gets to 2 million a day if that's what is requi
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
. now begging president obama to personally intervene. 64-year-old alan fwroes sa gros country, quote, abandoned him after he was imprisoned for bringing communications items. joining us, jill dougherty with the latest. jil, what are you learning? >> alan gross says he's in a small cell with two other inmates. he gets about an hour a day outside in a very small courtyard. and he says other than a few phone calls and visits, he is completely isolated from the outside world. at the gates of the white house, the wife of alan gross pleads for the president to help her husband. >> please, mr. president, don't leave alan to die in cuba. >> reporter: today marks the fourth anniversary of alan gross' imprisonment in cuba. arrested while working as a contractor for the u.s. government, bringing internet connectivity to cuba's jewish community. he was accused of trying to subvert the cuban revolution and sentenced to 15 years in prison. gross' family just released a letter from the 64-year-old to president barack obama begging the president to personally intervene. "with the utmost respect, mr.
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
's obama care situation. all coming up, i want to begin with the big story, the crash that killed "fast & furious" star paul walker, a passenger in the porsche carrera gt, owned by his friend, both died when the car slammed into a light pole and burst into flames on saturday. joining me live from the scene of the accident, thank you very much indeed for joining me. obviously, a devastating thing to happen. not just for all his fans and family, but for everybody at this event you were at. a charity event. tell me what the event was and how he had seemed at the event itself before this crash. >> the event was a "toys for tot" annual drive that paul walker put on every year. this time, it was for the victims of indiana, the tornado, the victims of the philippines, and also the toys for tots here in california. the event was a big success, there was a great turnout. a lot of people cars. somebody, shortly before this accident happened somebody had brought in $850,000 worth of toys, which made roger and paul so excited. you know, they were both giddy and happy and everything else, because th
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am PST
west has an interesting theory behind what is behind president obama's failures which he shared with a new york city radio station last week. obviously it is time for another installment of -- >> finally somebody said what we are thinking, but we didn't because we thought we would get in trouble, but it is the truth which is sad it is the world we live in. >> take it away, mr. west. >> man, let me tell you something about george bush and oil money and obama and no money. people want to say obama can't make these moves or he is not executing. it is because he doesn't have the connections. black people don't have the same connections as jewish people. black people don't have the same connections as oil people. >> well said, sir. finally we get back to blaming the jews. we asked kanye west's cat to comment. >> and we know who caused the cat to fall. the jews. the jews. there was a cushion down there and the jews took the cushion and then the jews drugged the cat. the cat started moving and the cat falls on the floor. finally, finally somebody has the guts to get to the heart of som
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
of obama care, right, and who famously, the citizens of kentucky have reaped the benefit. kentucky now leads the nation in new sign-ups for health insurance, and that would be huge anywhere. it is a particularly huge deal for a state whose population is as unhealthful as kentucky's is. i don't mean any offense by it, but kentucky's population ranks at the bottom or toward the bottom of the nation's health ratings in lots and lots and lots of different categories, and kentucky has a lot of uninsured people. and it's the exact same deal two states over in mississippi, but in these two states, in the same part of the country, with the same health problems in their populations and a lot of the same challenges, one of them, kentucky, is now best in the nation in terms of people getting health insurance, and one of them, mississippi, is now worst in the nation, and not because they wouldn't know how to fix their problem. they knew how to fix their problem, but they stopped fixing it. mississippi has enrolled a smaller percentage of its population than any other state in the nation. they do n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
wife and supporters plan to go to the white house this afternoon, hoping to pressure president obama and gain gross's freedom. libby will you remind us about alan grossman, what he was doing in cuba when he was detained? >> reporter: sure, stephanie, when he was 60 years old from the d.c. suburbs, he was working in cuba for the u.s. agency for international development, in in work that was designed to help the jewish community in cuba get better access to the internet. they arrested him on his departure back to the d.c. area and convicted him of subversive communication in a project. and since that time his family has been fighting to get him out. >> we are also hearing that allan gross has made a personal plea to the president. >> that's right. he has written a letter and says he felt abandoned by his country. his wife had to sell their home, his career is essentially ruined. he spent 20 years doing develop work overseas, and he says that has all been destroyed now, and he feels, and the family feels that the obama administration could be doing more. he is a really a victim of an ol
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
by january 1st, the day that the affordable care act, and let's see if president obama still calls it obama-care, we haven't heard him use it lately, but this is crunch time. going back on offense and trying to turn the page over the last two months. we will also make an impact on how it is making a difference. the benefits of these protections will only accumulate in the weeks and months ahead. some of them i just mentioned. people gather near the white house today to call on president obama to do more to help treat allen gross. the american contractor has been held in a cuban prison for four years. he was there to set up internet service. but cuba says it was part of a blot to undermine its government. he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in jail. libby casey joins us now, libby, what happened at the vigil that was held today. >> allen gross lives outside of d.c., and he was very involved in the jewish community, and what he had gone down to do was set up internet hubs. he was a sun con track for the u.s. government, the agency for international development. so judy gross, just says
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
, and barack obama said it time and again. >> the core of al qaeda is on the path to defeat. our nation is cure, and our homeland is safer. >> two important members of congress in a position to know, including a democratic ally of the president don't agree with him. i'm pleased to be joined by jane harman, a former democratic congress woman who served on department of homeland security commit he is and is director, president of the woodrow wilson international centre for scholars. great to have you with us. let's start with barack obama. he said on 9/11 that we are safer because we decimated al qaeda's core leadership. on sunday senator fienstein said something different. >> i think worldwide is up worldwide. statistics indicate that. fatalities are up. numbers are way up. there are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks ri enforced, bombs through mag ni tom eters. the bomb-makers are alive. there's more groups than ever and huge mal-esso lens. >> who is write, president obama or senator fienstein? >> they are both right. and i'm not kidding. let me say first it's a pleasure to be an al jazeera amer
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
't get health insurance. because the obama care website remains a disaster even though now the administration's website gurus are bragging that healthercare.gov is working more than 90% of the time. that's good enough for government work. get on the school bus, kids, principal obama said the bridge is 90% complete. >>> okay. good morning. it's tuesday, december 3rd. it's december. everybody get that into their heads. christmas is almost here. >> okay. with us on set -- >> can we show this picture that they have there. >> oh, i'm so grossed out. my daughters were frightened. >> willie geist can you explain that picture? >> look how cute and clean you look. >> i had the beard for the last 30 days. >> look at him. >> yesterday on the "today" show the viewers decided what to take it down to. i was shaved down a mustache. the viewers decided. >> wait. i don't want to see this. >> there's the undercarriage. >> i think cronkite used to do that. >> al got the goatee. i got the mustache. i went to the art of shaving on the upper west side in short order. >> let's open up the geist
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in new york. the obama administration trying to get past disas true rollout kicking off a new campaign promoting benefits of the health care law. robert gibbs msnbc contributor and former white house press secretary during the president's first term and dr. zeke emanuel msnbc contributor and former special adviser on policy to the obama administration. welcome both. first to you, robert, if you were behind the podium today, what would you be saying about healthcare.gov? >> i think what they have said yesterday and clearly with the president being out there today, there is a subtle message that the website is functioning in a much better place because they understand that if they do an event that draws attention to health care and the website that traffic will greatly increase. so they clearly are demonstrating with today's events the necessity, i think, of today's events the digital architecture of healthcare.gov is greatly improved because they have confidence they can talk about the website and it won't crash. >> but zeke, what about the possible pitfalls d
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
's giving a speech touting the relaunch of obama care 2.0. >>> a major decision on the detroit bankruptcy case. the judge will take the bench in just minutes. >>> and protesters tackling two major issues, immigration and the minimum wage. how pressure from the people could finally change washington. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. there's a major new push to focus positive attention on obama care, and it starts today. the kickoff is at the white house this afternoon. we'll hear from the president today, but the plan is to have a democrat or someone from the administration do something every single day until the december 23rd deadline. and just announced, this thursday the president will sit down with chris matthews at american university. the interview will air right here on msnbc's "hardball" at 7:00 p.m. eastern. again, that's thursday, december 5th. >>> and it appears to be the right time for a new pr campaign, considering that the website is doing better. a senior administration official says 750,000 people visited the site yesterday, and enrollment numbers obtained by nbc news s
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
said any responsible parties will be held accountable. john, zoraida? >> thank you, renee. >>> obama care website has had its first major test in relaunching on sunday and it got close to the 100,000 users it's supposed to handle on a daily basis. people in some states were met with a page that put them in line to get help a problem cleared up overnight. overall the site shows progress but has doubts it can enroll the number of it needs to by the end of march. president obama will refocus people on the benefits of obama care and the white house will emphasize one benefit of the law each day until december 23rd, that is the deadline to sign up for coverage in january. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning, the first stop on a week-long asia trip that includes visits to china and south korea. the vice president had planned to focus on trade and economic issues but suddenly he is finding himself to calm rising tensions in the region over the east china sea claimed by china and japan. the dispute intensified last week with china's claim of an airplane defense identificati
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